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SAFETY*5 DIGEST 👷‍♀️👷‍♂️ - The Best EHS Links Of The Week (W7-21)



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1. SPECIAL EDITION: MEET OSHA'S NEW LEADERS


The new Biden administration has recently announced changes to OSHA's leadership who will have a significant impact on the Organization's future regulation:

  • James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health

  • Joseph Hughes, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pandemic and Emergency Response

  • Ann Rosenthal, Senior Advisor

Detailed profiles are available here.


2. THE FIVE PILLARS OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE SAFETY MANAGEMENT PROCESS

A brilliant article by Peter Furst (Organizational & Human Performance at The Furst Group) about reaching excellence in safety.


Safety Excellence can only be achieved through establishing a combination of 5 pillars inside an organization:


  1. Intentional strategy

  2. A focus on execution

  3. Ownership by leadership

  4. An engaged workforce

  5. A measurable unit of success

3. AMAZON PLANS AI-POWERED CAMERAS IN DELIVERY VANS TO IMPROVE DRIVER SAFETY

Who hasn't noticed the surge of blue Amazon delivery vans in their area? Last October, the company revealed its plans for a global all-electric fleet of 100,000 vans, equipped with 360 cameras and built-in Alexa by 2030.


In the meantime, the company also announced it plans to equip its current delivery fleet with cameras powered by artificial intelligence in an effort to improve driver safety.


The internet retailer said it had recently started rolling out technology across its delivery fleet, confirming plans disclosed in an Amazon instructional video.


The AI cameras, developed by transportation management technology startup Netradyne, issue warnings about potential safety issues. The in-cab warnings have been shown to reduce collisions as well as improve driver behavior.


Read about the detailed report here.


4. INTRO TO LEAN CONSTRUCTION: 11 SIMPLE STEPS TO LAUNCH YOUR SCRUM IN CONSTRUCTION PILOT

Lean Construction, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Scrum are terms that have been emerging for yea


If you want a great intro to Lean and Scrum, understand the basics and the approach's benefits check out "11 Simple Steps to Launch Your Scrum in Construction Pilot".


5. PODCAST: OSHA ENFORCEMENT - ITS HISTORY & ITS FUTURE IN WORKPLACE SAFETY

Global law firm GreenbergTraurig LLP's last podcast episode centers on Richard Fairfax: former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Fairfax discusses his first-hand experience working within OSHA, including achievements he is proud of, challenges the agency faces, OSHA's standard setting process, and where he has seen success in working with employers, among other topics.



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